San Diego is running out of time to fix their backfield

This offseason is going to be crazy. Crazy not in the way most of us anticipated when the talk of an uncapped 2010 season was going to be. We all had images of big market teams going in and sweeping up all the best free agents, and leaving nothing but crumbs for the rest of the league. But that is not going to be the case. The rules of free agency with this uncapped year are changed. Previously, a free agent is considered restricted if they have accrued 3 seasons of experience and unrestricted once they have 4. But this season, a free agent will be considered restricted once they have accrued 4 seasons and unrestricted only after 5. That one year is going to be huge for many teams, and many of the top young free agent talent in the league. Speaking specifically of the San Diego Chargers it means that young stars like OT Marcus McNeill, WR Vincent Jackson, LB Shawne Merriman, and RB Darren Sproles will be restricted rather than unrestrict

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